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  • News | Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology | UC Santa Barbara | UC Santa Barbara
    for Ecology Evolution and Marine Biology So after watching monarch chrysalises two of which she named Stanley and Sergio develop into butterflies in her backyard Calder combined her love of teaching and insects and wrote the tome Airplanes in the Garden Monarch Butterflies Take Flight Related Links Santa Barbara Independent Study of Flower Petals Shows Evolution at the Cellular Level November 17 2011 A new study of flower petals shows evolution in action and contradicts more that 60 years of scientific thought The findings are reported by a scientist from UC Santa Barbara and a research team from Harvard University in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B this week Related Links UCSB Press Release Decade Long Study Reveals Recurring Patterns of Viruses in the Open Ocean April 11 2011 Viruses fill the ocean and have a significant effect on ocean biology specifically marine microbiology according to a professor of biology at UC Santa Barbara and his collaborators Craig A Carlson professor with UCSB s Department of Ecology Evolution and Marine Biology is the senior author of a study of marine viruses published this week by The International Society for Microbial Ecology Journal of the Nature Publishing Group Related Links

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  • News 2015 | Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology | UC Santa Barbara | UC Santa Barbara
    forms suddenly visible It s their sudden abundance When coccolithophores are numerous they turn the ocean surface turquoise white and can easily be seen via satellite Related Links UCSB News Release Seeing Without Eyes A new study demonstrates that an octopus s skin possesses the same cellular mechanism for detecting light as its eyes do May 20 2015 The octopus has a unique ability It can change the color pattern and even texture of its skin not only for purposes of camouflage but also as a means of communication The most intelligent most mobile and largest of all mollusks these cephalopods use their almost humanlike eyes to send signals to pigmented organs in their skin called chromatophores which expand and contract to alter their appearance Related Links UCSB Press Release New York Times Oakley Evolution Lab The Life Force of African Rivers April 14 2015 The common hippopotamus can spend up to 16 hours a day immersed in rivers and lakes Lumbering out of the water at night these herbivores graze on tropical grasses and consume 80 to 100 pounds in one meal By daybreak having eaten their fill they return to their daytime resting area to rest digest and eventually eliminate This natural process results in millions of tons of hippo dung entering Africa s aquatic ecosystems every year Related Links UCSB Press Release Douglas McCauley A Better Greener World UCSB scientists conduct top caliber botanical research in cutting edge biology greenhouses March 30 2015 At UC Santa Barbara the high tech research greenhouses are more sophisticated than many smart homes Temperature and lighting are automated to create and maintain specific environmental conditions researchers need for experimental work For example when the temperature rises the sensors in the thermostat signal shade cloths to close in order to modify the

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  • News 2014 | Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology | UC Santa Barbara | UC Santa Barbara
    the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Parasitologists July 27 2014 Catastrophic Animal Loss July 25 2014 A UCSB scientist and colleagues warn that widespread contraction of the planet s animal life could have harmful effects on human well being The Earth s current biodiversity the product of 3 5 billion years of evolutionary trial and error is vital to sustaining human life This rich accumulation has reached a tipping point and is now shrinking rapidly Related Links UCSB Press Release Science pdf VOA News Global Wildlife Decline Demands New Conservation Approach July 24 2014 Ecologists and social scientists from UCSB and Berkeley show how the far reaching effects of such declines require far greater collaboration In the 19th century some scholars say the near extinction of the American bison led to the near collapse of midwestern Native American cultures That other civilizations have been affected in similar ways demonstrates the deep interconnectedness between the health of a society and the health of its wildlife Related Links UCSB Press Release Scientific American Daily Mail Declines in Large Wildlife Lead to Increases in Disease Risk April 28 2014 In the Middle Ages fleas carried by rats were responsible for spreading

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  • News 2013 | Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology | UC Santa Barbara | UC Santa Barbara
    UC Santa Barbara greenhouse at the end of July 2013 Chanel grew about 3 daily ultimately attaining a height of 58 Related Links UCSB Press Release Simple Math may Solve Longstanding Problem of Parasite Energetics July 02 2013 Feeling faint from the flu Is your cold causing you to collapse Your infection is the most likely cause and according to a new study by UC Santa Barbara research scientist Ryan

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  • News 2012 | Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology | UC Santa Barbara | UC Santa Barbara
    48 000 award to conduct her research project Genetic variation gene expression and the evolution of floral nectar spurs Gretchen Hofmann Receives Grant to Study Ocean Acidification October 15 2012 With increasing levels of carbon dioxide accumulating in the atmosphere and moving into marine systems the world s oceans are becoming more acidic The big question is whether species will be able to adapt to future levels of ocean acidification said Gretchen Hofmann a marine biologist and professor in UCSB s Department of Ecology Evolution and Marine Biology Related Links UCSB Press Release Washington Post EEMB Graduate Student Daniel Okamoto Leads a Study That Captures Clues to Sustainability of Fish Populations September 27 2012 Thanks to studies of a fish that gives birth to live young and is not fished commercially scientists at UC Santa Barbara have discovered that food availability is a critical limiting factor in the health of fish populations The scientists were able to attach numbers to this idea based on 16 years of data They discovered that the availability of enough food can drive up to a 10 fold increase in the per capita birthrate of fish And with adequate food the young are up to 10 times more likely to survive than those without it Related Links UCSB Press Release Fruitflies Evolve Number Sense July 10 2012 US and Canadian researchers including EEMB professor William Rice have evolved a population of fruitflies that can count The result presented on 9 July at the First Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology in Ottawa Canada supports the notion that the neural mechanisms underlying basic arithmetic skills first emerged hundreds of millions of years ago It could also eventually offer a key to understanding why some people have problems with numbers Related Links Nature News Blog Butterfly Book Author

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  • News 2011 | Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology | UC Santa Barbara | UC Santa Barbara
    University in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B this week Related Links UCSB Press Release Decade Long Study Reveals Recurring Patterns of Viruses in the Open Ocean April 11 2011 Viruses fill the ocean and have a significant effect on ocean biology specifically marine microbiology according to a professor of biology at UC Santa Barbara and his collaborators Craig A Carlson professor with UCSB s Department of Ecology Evolution

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  • News 2010 | Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology | UC Santa Barbara | UC Santa Barbara
    deadly disease that is wiping out amphibian populations across the globe Chytridiomycosis is caused by a microscopic aquatic fungus called Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis Bd that attacks the skin of amphibians This disease was discovered in 1998 and has already caused the decline or extinction of hundreds of amphibian species across the globe This impact was recently described by scientists as the most spectacular loss of vertebrate biodiversity due to disease in

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  • Administration | Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology | UC Santa Barbara
    miscellaneous personnel issues Reimbursements In accordance with existing University policy provides guidance to departmental personnel in obtaining reimbursement for purchases made on behalf of the University Travel Coordinates prepares and audits all travel vouchers advances for the Department Prepares travel reimbursement requests for visiting speakers and Departmental travelers Instructional Support Incidental instructional support services provided by departmental staff EEMB Location Map to the EEMB administrative offices Support Services Administration Accounting

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